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Lathamus discolor

Swift Parrot at Chiltern, VIC

Lathamus discolor at Chiltern, VIC - 7 May 2022
Lathamus discolor at Chiltern, VIC - 7 May 2022
Lathamus discolor at Chiltern, VIC - 7 May 2022
Lathamus discolor at Chiltern, VIC - 7 May 2022
Lathamus discolor at Chiltern, VIC - 7 May 2022
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Identification history

Lathamus discolor 8 May 2022 Darcy

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Significant sighting

Darcy noted:
8 May 2022

This congregation of Critically Endangered Swift Parrots represents about 20-25% of the estimated wild population.

User's notes

Biggest flock of Swift Parrots I've ever seen. Feeding on lerp mainly (on Grey Box) and occasional ironbark flowers. Counted 280 at a conservative estimate, but could easily be up near 400 birds.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 280 Abundance
  • 7 May 2022 03:42 PM Recorded on
  • Darcy Recorded by

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